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Rep. Joe Barton lone Texas Republican backing bipartisan DREAM Act

WASHINGTON — A Texas congressman has become the sole Lone Star Republican to sign on to the latest DREAM Act, a bipartisan bill that would protect from deportation children brought to the country illegally. But Arlington Rep. Joe Barton, a member of the House Freedom Caucus, said he has no plans to also support a discharge petition that House Democrats are circulating in hopes of forcing a vote on the measure. Barton is also a co-sponsor of a Republican-led bill introduced by Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo that, similar to the DREAM Act, would grant Dreamers legal protections and a path to citizenship.

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